We have been working to take our programming and services online. We will be utilizing the Zoom Meeting Service for classes and workshops, new social hours, and more opportunities to receive direct assistance – online!
Learn healthy cooking and eating from the comfort of your own kitchen in GenPride’s monthly Healthy Cooking Class. This free, online beginner’s series is presented in partnership with the Chicken Soup Brigade and is open to any King County resident 55 years or older and/or their caregivers.*
Each month for six months, beginning Tuesday June 8, Nutritionist & Educator Haley Higgins will demonstrate how to prepare easy, affordable, tasty, and healthy foods at home. You’ll also learn how to make healthy food choices to prevent and manage common health concerns. This six-class series is specially designed for those who want to gain a basic understanding of nutrition and health.
Participants will also have the option to reserve and pick up a free grocery bag containing ingredients for each month’s recipe from the GenPride office on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Come join us for this fun and informative class!
*NOTE: Due to funders’ requirements, if class registration exceeds capacity, priority will be given to seniors with a monthly income of $2,100 or less.
Joy through movement
Join us online for a new series of 10 weekly T’ai Chi Chih® classes for the LGBTQAI+ and gender non-conforming community and their allies. T’ai Chi Chih is a slow-moving, meditative routine of 19 moves and one pose. These movements circulate and balance the internal energy, known as Chi, to all the organs, muscles, and bones. Tai Chi Chih has a number of benefits, including reduced stress, increased energy and mental clarity, as well as improved balance, flexibility, stamina, and mood.
These free morning classes are held Thursdays, 10:00 am to 11:15 am, starting October 7 through December 16. (No class on Thanksgiving Day.) Anyone can do T’ai Chi Chih regardless of age or physical condition. It can even be done while seated in a chair.
Instructor Linda Robinson has taught T’ai Chi Chih® in Seattle for over 20 years and regularly attends the National T’ai Chi Chih Teachers’ Annual Conference. She has taught in wellness centers, senior centers, Parks and Recreation facilities, and the Lesbian Resource Center.
To register: www.genpri.de/tcc
Discover your Inner Movement Artist!
Our new Moving with Music class will focus on proper alignment and breathwork to get you in touch with elongating your spine, breathing more deeply, and lengthening your musculature. In this chair-based class, you will be guided through a series of gentle movements and stretches to open up your joints, warm up your muscles, and increase your range of motion.
We will also explore dance-based exercises that begin in a seated position and gradually move to standing or chair-assisted standing. We will work to strengthen your balance and improve posture as we have fun moving to music. No dance experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome!
About the Instructor:
Bryon Carr is certified through the American Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA) and has been teaching multi-level exercise classes to people age 60+ for more than 15 years. He also has an extensive background in modern dance and ballet, which informs his teaching style. By focusing on proper alignment, his classes help increase strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination while providing ample amounts of fun!
In this class you will learn how to:
Join Instructor Kimberly Ivy, founder of Seattle’s Embrace the Moon Tai Chi and Qigong for a free, 12-week Qigong course.
Qigong is a contemplative movement system that is one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine. (The others are Nutrition, Massage, Herbs, and Acupuncture.) There are many variations of Qigong and you’ve likely seen several of them being practiced in the parks or online.
No matter the method variety, all Qigong is a health system that helps us to understand Yin/Yang philosophy, meditation, breath, and movement. All of these beautiful flows harmonize the body, mind, and spirit with nature and provide many health benefits. In just a short time of practice, you’ll find you feel better all-around!
This course will cover fundamental methods of breathing, movement, and concentration. We will teach walking and breathing methods, meditation techniques, and the more active Ba Duan Jin, or “Eight Jewels,” a 2000-year-old Qigong form still popular and relevant today. Between classes, you can practice with recordings you will receive of each of the class sessions. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome and will benefit from this free course!
To attend this series, please register here: http://genpri.de/qigong
Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30am
Jan 14 – Mar 18
Classes are free and open to all senior and older adult LGBTQIA+, their Significant Others, Friends, Family, Allies, or Caregivers.
Join us for this 40-minute movement-based class that integrates full-body strength, balance, and core-strengthening exercises.
Exercises will focus on strengthening the major muscle groups of the body in vertical and horizontal positions for strength and challenging our static and dynamic balance.
In this virtually-taught class, we will use our own body weight using a chair for balance for support and a mat to aid various core strengthening exercises.
Experience with yoga or stretching is not required. This class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. Moves in class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner.
The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun – even if you don’t perform each move perfectly.
Stay Fit at on your own schedule with Yoga and Exercise Videos. These pre-recorded videos are free to watch any time!
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